Name: Chauncy Haney
School: North Greenville
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Going into Senior year, I was focused on improving and taking my play to the next level. During Junior year, I had a lot of QB hurries. My goal was to turn those QB hurries into sacks. I believe I accomplished just that. I’m honored to have led the Gulf South Conference (GSC) total sacks and tackles for lost. I was awarded GSC’s Defensive Player of the Year, and All-American recognition from the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association. I finished off collegiate career as a Team Captain of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I believe my coaches would describe me as selfless, driven, an energizer bunny, determined, a technician, leader by action, role model, mentor, fearless, and a good communicator.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I improved my ability to study game film throughout my career. At the beginning, I would just look for personal errors and try to correct them. I now focus on the plays my opponent runs out of certain formations as well — including little cues like how an offensive lineman leans pre-snap and the alignment of the guards to center ratio to determine run strength.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I believe one of the things that separates me from other prospects is my versatility. I have played anywhere from the 3-tech to 5-tech to dropping in coverage.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
After the season, I started training with former NFL player Landon Cohen to get ready for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in California. Once I returned, I started training for my pro-day with personal trainer Gary Hazelwood at Velocity Sports in Spartanburg.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The strengths that I can bring to a team is my ability to play multiple positions – from a down defensive end to a standing up edge rusher. The combination of length, power, and speed will be an added value to a team. In regard to off the field, I love helping out in the community (especially working with children).
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
The team that decides to pick me will definitely get my best effort on and off the field. They will be getting a multi-positional player who can also play a big role on special teams. I’m coachable and willing to do anything to keep getting better and to help my team win.